How To Behave When You Are a Guest on a Yacht
Getting an invitation to jump aboard a yacht is an exciting venture. For one, you get a taste of what it’s like to live a rich and famous lifestyle. Secondly, it’s gratifying to take a journey away from the mainland and relax on the open water. However, there are things you need to take into consideration on how to behave when you are a guest on a yacht.
Show Your Gratitude
If you are stepping onto a yacht for the first time, you may feel a little intimidated. However, you’ll want to go out of your way to show appreciation to the parties responsible for allowing you to be there.
The hosts hold back no expense when entertaining, so make sure you show your gratitude. A half-hearted thank you may be the difference between relaxing onboard or being left ashore when the next outing rolls around.
Don’t Bring Additional Patrons
You don’t want to be responsible for inviting someone aboard the vessel that shouldn’t be there, especially if that guest becomes problematic. The last thing you want to hear is “Who invited them?”
Make sure you know whether you can bring a guest before making your plans. If the invitation is just for you, then you’d better be the only person showing up. If you want to bring a guest, it doesn’t hurt to ask, but don’t act demanding.
Remember That You Are Not the Captain
When the yacht flags are flying, and the captain intends on reaching a specific spot, don’t be the person to ask to visit someplace different. They have their reasons for going to the destination they desire, so don’t try to sell them on a different location. And if the plan is to float on by in the open water, let it be and just enjoy the ride.
Know Your Audience
Although you know you are joking, others aboard the ship may not know about your sense of humor. Therefore, don’t pretend to jump overboard, act like you’re going to toss someone else off the ship, or bring up uncomfortable topics.
Instead, sip your beverage, engage in casual conversation, and enjoy the ambiance. Speaking of sipping your drink, once the hosts are ready to hang it up for the night, you should retire for the evening as well. They want their rest, so accommodate their wishes and finish up your festivities.
Now that you know how to behave when you are a guest on a yacht, it’s time to get those nails out when the sails are out! It will certainly be an experience worth remembering, especially the lavish lifestyle you haven’t experienced before.